Savannah International Animation Festival 2010! November 11, 2009Posted by Kirt Witte in : Competition , comments closed
The Savannah International Film Festival is coming soon. This will be the first year of this new festival founded by SCAD Visual Effects Professor, Hal Miles. The dates of the festival are February 5th and 6th, 2010, in Savannah, GA, USA. Although this is not an officially SCAD-sponsored event, SCAD students and faculty are encouraged to submit projects for this prestigeous event for free.
For more information and details, please visit the official website: http://www.savannahinternationalanimationfestival.com/
Visual Effects Superstars: Savannah Film Festival 2009 October 27, 2009Posted by Kirt Witte in : Announcements , comments closed
From Star Trek, Tron and The Empire Strikes Back, computer animation and visual effects have grown to be one of the most important parts in making and marketing films. Our panel is comprised of leaders in the visual effects industry, discussing the importance and the limitations of CGI, visual effects and animation.
Moderator: Scott Ross
When: Wednesday, November 4th, 2:30pm, (SCAD) Gutstein Gallery , Savannah, GA
For more details, please visit the Savannah Film Festival website: http://filmfest.scad.edu/
MORE DETAILS on the panelists:
Rick Baker is a six-time Academy Award winning special effects artist. Baker’s first professional job was as an assistant to Dick Smith on the film The Exorcist. He received the inaugural Academy Award for Makeup for his work on An American Werewolf in London. and later Academy Awards for How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2001) Men in Black (1997), The Nutty Professor (1996), Ed Wood (1994)and Harry and the Hendersons (1988). He recently accepted a Chiller-Eyegore Award at Universal Studios Hollywood for the theme park’s “Halloween Horror Nights” event. He was honored for his incomparable design and his makeup effects that have created indelible imagery in over 42 films.
Scott Farrar received an Academy Award for his work on Cocoon (1985) and received nominations for the award for Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001) and Transformers (2007), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), and Backdraft (1991). His other credits include the films Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Minority Report (2002), Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), Men in Black (1997) and many others. He is currently in production on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, scheduled for release in 2009.
Robert Legato , Visual effects supervisor, received an Academy Award for Titanic (1997) and was nominated for the award for Apollo 13 (1995). His notable VFX credits include Interview with a Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Titanic (1997), Armageddon (1998), What Lies Beneath (2000), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001, also 2nd unit director), The Aviator (2004), The Departed and The Good Shepherd (both 2006), Robert is currently in production on Avatar and Battle Angel (both scheduled for release in 2009).
Scott Ross , Visual effects supervisor, ex CEO of ILM, co-founder of Digital Domain, etc…
This is a must see, must do event in Savannah!
Digital Domain co-founder, Scott Ross, joins SCAD! September 22, 2009Posted by Kirt Witte in : Announcements, SCAD , comments closed
Please click here to read the official press release. Stay tuned for more details on Ross’s involvement with SCAD.
Today, he’s visiting many of the classes in the SCAD Visual Effects Department at the Savannah campus.
SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 – Yokohama, Japan September 16, 2009Posted by Kirt Witte in : Announcements , comments closed
Savannah International Animation Festival 2010 May 19, 2009Posted by Kirt Witte in : Announcements, Competition , comments closed
Hal Miles, SCAD Professor of Visual Effects, has officially announced the launch of the Savannah International Animation Festival 2010 as of Friday May 8, 2009. This will be an annual event that will be taking place this first year on February 5th & 6th, 2010.
Please feel free to go to our SIAF website located at
for further information and updates on the festival.
Also, they will not be charging a submission fee to any current SCAD students, faculty, or staff that are interested in submitting to the festival competitions.
Please visit the official website for additional information.
Distributed Python Rendering (Free!) May 19, 2009Posted by Kirt Witte in : Announcements , comments closed
Interested in a FREE Python Rendering pipeline? SCAD Visual Effects student, Oliver Palmer, has created a website that hosts his great “PyFarm”. It is free and would be beneficial to many people.
For more information, please visit his site at:
For a short video of it:
Congratulations on great work Oliver!
SCAD Visual Effects “End of Quarter” show… May 12, 2009Posted by Kirt Witte in : Announcements, Competition, SCAD , comments closed
Attention all SCAD Visual Effects students, there will be another “End of Quarter” Vfx show on Wed, May 27th, at SCAD’s Arnold Hall, Savannah, GA from 7pm until 10pm.
Once again, it will be a great show and we’re giving out some awards as well!
Please plan on attending. This event is open to the public, so bring your friends too!
SIGGRAPH 2009 – New Orleans !!! May 12, 2009Posted by Kirt Witte in : Uncategorized , comments closed
All SCAD Visual Effects majors should plan on attending SIGGRAPH, especially Jrs. and Srs. This year it is in New Orleans and it will probably not be this near to Savannah for many years to come. Hotels usually book up fast, so make your reservations early.
Hope you can all make it!
DreamWorks Portfolios Due April 10, 2009Posted by sfdm in : Uncategorized , comments closed
DreamWorks are looking for your work.
Submit you portfolio by April 17th at 3 p.m. on the fourth floor of Montgomery, behind the greeters desk.
DreamWorks are seeking seniors and graduating grad candidates for the following positions; lighting, texturing, 3D Character Animation, rigging (they have actually just opened 2 spots in their Char TD Challenge). They will also look at exceptional juniors. For this visit DW will not be seeking submissions from modelers or 2D animators.
LAIKA Portfolio Submission Due This Friday! April 7, 2009Posted by sfdm in : Uncategorized , comments closed
LAIKA Portfolio Submissions are Due this Friday, April 10, 2009
You must turn them in by 3 p.m.
Drop Them off Behind The Greeters Desk on the Fourth Floor of Montgomery.
They are looking for: 2D, 3D, Stop Motion Animation, Modeling, Rigging, and TD.
They will also give a presentation, April 14, 2009
At 8 p.m. at the Trustees Theater!
LAIKA’s latest film is “Coraline”